Cargojet CEO Virmani to move to executive chairman role

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Canadian cargo airline Cargojet has announced some major changes to its senior leadership team.

Effective January 1, Pauline Dhillon, currently serving as chief corporate officer, and Jamie Porteous, currently chief strategy officer, will be appointed co-chief executives.

Ajay Virmani, currently serving as chief executive and also the founder of the airline, will be appointed executive chairman.

Dhillon and Porteous have both been executive members of the Cargojet team since its inception 22 years ago. They will work together to drive the company’s vision, mission, and strategic initiatives, said Cargojet.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Pauline Dhillon and Jamie Porteous as Co-CEOs of Cargojet,” said Virmani. “Their complementary skillset, long-standing dedication to our organization along with unwavering focus on our team, customers, and stakeholders makes them the ideal strategic successors to lead us into a new era of innovation and growth while continuing to provide a seamless service to our customers.”

Dhillon is a founding member of the Cargojet team and has been with the company from its inception.

During her time with the company, she has led several functions with increasing responsibility including marketing, brand, government relations, human resources, legal, facilities, operational efficiency and commercial operations, leading up to her current role as chief corporate officer.

Dhillon currently oversees all aspects of support functions as well as ground operations globally.

As a fellow founding member of Cargojet, Porteous has served in many roles including sales, customer relations, commercial strategy, operations, network planning and design, and investor relations, and more recently as the chief strategy officer.

 

 

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]